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mickymick wrote: Hi. Sorry after some help again!! I have just phoned the Tribunal service asking if they had a rough idea of a date, to be told that the DWP has not sent them any paperwork and their deadline is today, she further went on to say that I should receive my paperwork from them before they send it to the tribunal and we have had nothing at all from them. Apparently I'd they don't send in the paperwork it will go towards the judge without it, but is that good for my case or not? Would be grateful if anyone else has had this problem please
We've seen this happen quite a lot with PIP Appeals, basically the DWP have cut their staff so much that they are unable to cover all of the functions that they need to.
The usual procedure is that the Judge will grant then an extension of 2 or 4 weeks to make their submission and if they still don't reply, they will convene a hearing.
You need to make sure that you are ahead of the game, difficult if you haven't seen all of the DWP paperwork, but you'll likely only be given the required one month to prepare and submit your case.
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Thank you for reading and I hope it makes sense